John Hancock Funds II Short Term Government Income Fund

Class Other (JSTNX)

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Performance

The fund has returned -0.43 percent over the past year, 1.10 percent over the past three years, and 1.67 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 0.5%
1 Year -0.4%
3 Years (Annualized) 1.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 1.7%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital; maintaining a stable share price is a secondary goal. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government and its agencies, authorities or instrumentalities. Its effective duration is no more than three years. The fund may invest in higher-risk securities, including U.S. dollar-denominated foreign government securities and asset-backed securities. It may also invest up to 10% of its net assets in foreign governmental high yield securities rated as low as B and their unrated equivalents.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
John Hancock Funds II Short Term Government Income Fund has an expense ratio of 0.62 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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